Xbox LIVE Avatars Get Violent

It’s no secret that Microsoft Studios has placed firm restrictions on what can be down with their Xbox LIVE Avatars since launch. While developers have been encouraged to incorporate them into their videogames, playable as racing drivers in F1 Race Stars and playing based in Kinect Sports for example, there’s been strict rules about them performing or incurring violent acts. These rules will be broken this week however, with the upcoming launch of Zombies!!!.

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The new Windows 8 version of Zombies!!!, which Babaroga has confirmed to Metro Gaming will be made available later this week, is the first videogame title in which Microsoft Studios has allowed their Xbox LIVE Avatars to be seen engaging in violent acts. In this case, carrying weapons and attacking zombies.


This new edition of Zombies!!! follows the highly successful Windows Phone edition, which was published by Microsoft Studios. The Windows Phone version of the videogame did not allow for in-game use of Xbox LIVE Avatars and in fact Zombies!!! will be the first Windows 8 videogame to do so. Zombies!!! is set for release later this week and Metro Gaming will keep you updated with all the latest details.